We’re a non-profit climate change think tank which uses data analysis to build evidence-based campaigns on climate policy
We focus on EU policies such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, carbon border adjustment mechanisms and emissions reductions in industrial sectors. We believe in Europe’s ability to lead climate action by example and use its large market and ability to stimulate technological competition as an incentive for others to follow. But we’re also aware of the risk that Europe might fail to deliver on its own pledges, which is why we want to get EU climate policy right.
This report on the demand for green steel examines the impact of steel production using low-carbon technologies further down the value chain. Key Takeaways Due to weak carbon prices and high...
Joint letter calling for separate emissions reductions and permanent CDR targets in EU 2040 climate framework
Sandbag co-signed an open letter sent to the European Commission by 114 leading academics, businesses, civil society organisations and research institutions urging the EU to set explicit and...
In this joint op-ed, first featured in Carbon Pulse, Sandbag policy officer Aymeric Amand and Carbon Market Watch policy expert Lidia Tamellini examine the revision of the Free Allocation...
Sandbag and 12 other organisations – representing important environmental NGOs, think tanks and the European recycling industry – have co-signed a letter addressed to Members of the European...
Following the revision of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) Directive in April 2023, the European Commission was mandated to review the Free Allocation Regulation, which establishes the...
The Commission has recently published the Terms & Conditions (T&C) for the pilot auction of the European Hydrogen Bank (EHB) taking place on the 23rd of November 2023, in an attempt to meet...
Upcoming policy developments
6 February: European Commission to publish its Communication on the Industrial Carbon Management Strategy (cf. CCS/U strategy).
6 February: First Climate Change Expert Group meeting on aviation.
8 February: End of first European Hydrogen Bank auction.
19 February: Political trilogue on the Carbon Removals Certification Framework.
4 March: Energy Council
26 March: Ministerial level meeting: Towards a climate neutral and resilient society in 2050
End of March: end of scrutiny period of FAR by Parliament and Council
First Quarter of 2024
Final vote of the Parliament and the Council to formally adopt the reform of the EU’s Electricity Market Design (EMD)
Final vote of the Parliament and the Council to formally adopt the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR)
Final vote of the Parliament and the Council to formally adopt the revised Construction Products Regulation (CPR)
Final vote of the Parliament and the Council to formally adopt the revised Industrial Emissions Directive (IED)
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WHAT WE DO
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Sandbag is a not-for-profit (ASBL) organisation registered in Belgium under the number 0707.935.890.
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